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Digital scrapbook layout by Ang Campbell

Layout by Ang Campbell
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Tuesday, January 18, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching Carnival of Love Collection Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE
Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS Digital Stickers: Grizzly Bears Zip Kit: Three Little Words
JIF 6: My Sunshine   Unforgettable Paper Super Mini

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Basically Bordered Stitching and Zip Kit: Three Little Words are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Theresa Kavouras

Layout by Theresa Kavouras
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Wednesday, January 19, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

Sweet Stuff Collection Unforgettable Collection Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.1
Youre The One Collection ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Document It Dateline 2 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: MaskQuerade Photo Masks
  ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Frames 6301  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Life in Action Vol.1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Document It Dateline 2, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: MaskQuerade Photo Masks and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Frames 6301 are also available.

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Digital scrapbook layout by Pebbles Jones

Layout by Pebbles Jones
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The products used to create this layout are shown as usual in the newsletter for Friday, January 21, 2011. The following individual products were also announced in that newsletter.

ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Life in Action Vol.1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: MaskQuerade Heart Photo Masks Hooville Collection
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Document It Dateline 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Stitches 2 ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301
  JIF 6: Intentional  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 8.5x11 Life in Action Vol.1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: MaskQuerade Heart Photo Masks, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Document It Dateline 1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Rustic Stitches 2 and ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Creased Paper 6301 are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

Weekly Newsletter Round-Up
January 17 - 22, 2011

IN TODAY'S ISSUE:
- What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique?
- Life Muses by Ro and Other Writings
- Cute Stuff
- Scrap Girls Clubs
- Tutorials and Articles
- Getting Started
- Designer Freebie
- What's Happening at Scrap Girls?
- Online Classes Currently Available
- Ongoing Opportunities for YOU


AVAILABLE ONLINE CLASSES

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PSE
Mondays, January 31st & February 7th
6:00PM MT

Join Katherine Weaver for this two-session class on Blending Modes for the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of Blending Modes in Photoshop Elements and how to combine them with ScrapSimple products. Using various methods, this class will also teach you how to correct photograph exposure problems. This class includes the Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

If you have already purchased Start to Finish eBooklet - PSE: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop Elements users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop Elements program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!

New Classes Available!

Online Class - The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
The Beauty of Blending Modes - PS
Wednesdays, February 2nd & 9th
7:00PM MT

Join Katherine Weaver for this two-session class on Blending Modes for the perfect opportunity to learn about the versatility of Blending Modes in Photoshop and how to combine them with ScrapSimple products. Using various methods, this class will also teach you how to correct photograph exposure problems. This class includes the Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, two one-hour sessions in a private chat room and access to a private class forum and gallery.

If you have already purchased Start to Finish eBooklet - PS: The Beauty of Blending Modes: Using them with ScrapSimple Products, email [email protected] to receive a store credit to use towards the purchase of this class.

Important: This Intermediate Level class is for Adobe Photoshop users. Students are required to understand the basic skills taught in the Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop and MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop program prior to starting the course. This information will not be reviewed as part of the course!


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Some things - like V-neck sweaters, wood flooring, Hershey's Kisses, and ice water with lemon - are such classics that they never go out of style. Sometimes, things are so good that they shouldn't be missed. Our All Star designs are that way, too! Each one of these top-selling products is too good to be missed. This month's All Stars are on sale for 30% off until the 5th of each month! So head to the All-Stars section of the Boutique today and pick up a steal-of-a-deal on a digital scrapbooking classic while you can!

And don't forget to check out the Retirement Sale section of the Boutique. Items in this section are always on sale for 30% off. The items you will find during any particular month will be discontinued permanently on the 5th of the following month. So if you see something you like, grab it while you can!

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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU

Customer Muses: Would you like to share your own Life Muse with our readers? To have your own essay considered for publication as a muse in the column for our special Saturday newsletter, send your essay to [email protected]. If your essay is selected, you will receive a $20 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique.

Way Cool Scrap Girl: We are so excited to have all of you meet some of the amazing people that have become Scrap Girls! If you would like to be spotlighted and win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique, send the following items to [email protected]:

- 500-900 word essay about your experience with digital scrapbooking, Scrap Girls, and specific examples of how we have helped you.
- A 600-pixel wide, 72 dpi copy of a layout you've created that uses Scrap Girls products, plus a complete list of those products.
- A 100-pixels wide, 72 dpi picture of yourself.
- Permission to use your statement.

Project SG Challenge: Stay motivated to scrap your current photos! Post your 2011 layouts in the Project SG Challenge Gallery to earn one point per layout each month. You can earn up to four points per month this way! Earn a bonus point each month by attending the monthly Project SG Chat! Each point gives you an entry into a quarterly drawing for a special prize! And at the end of the year, each month that you participated in will earn you an entry into the Grand Prize drawing for a 12 X 12, 52 page Keepsakes photobook from Color, Inc! Our first quarterly drawing winner will be announced in the Saturday, April 9th Newsletter.

Suggest a Challenge, Win a Prize! Have a great idea for a Gallery layout challenge? Submit it to [email protected]. If your challenge idea is chosen, you will win a prize! Friday will be Customer Challenge Day, so keep an eye out on the Message Board calendar. It will be fun to see what YOU come up with for us to do!

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Of course, it is a surprise what you will get because birthday presents are always surprises! But you will like it for sure because most people like money.... Anyway, make sure your Message Board email address is current and that you have the correct date entered into your profile to participate.


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LIFE MUSES BY RO and OTHER WRITINGS
A Designer's Life: Keri Schueller

It is hard to imagine what my life would be like without any sort of creative outlet. I have always loved art of all kinds and creating is sort of like breathing to me.

Life Muses by Ro: The Sound of Quiet

At the end of a long, hard day, I collapsed on the floor by my bed and began to pray. I felt as if I was going to burst into a million pieces. My head was spinning, and my mind was reeling. My soul was tired.

Life Muses by Ro: Tangled Web

Life can feel like a tangled web of push-and-pull between our own actions, the actions of others, the forces of nature, our frail human bodies, and acts of God. What we choose affects ourselves and others. The choices of others affect them and those around them. Communities are affected by acts of God and nature. We get sick. We die. On the surface, it appears that we are so subject to the influence of others and influences outside of ourselves, that we have little control over our own lives.

Scrap Girls, Etc.: Organizing Digital Photos - Part One: Structure

Nelly and I often take long walks around our neighborhood. She loves to be outside, and it's good to have a change of scenery sometimes. One day as we were walking, I saw a hand-written notice attached to a telephone pole. It touched my heart because, as the flyer explained, a camera had been lost. But even though the camera would be expensive to replace, the notice didn't ask for its return but begged instead for the return of the memory card. "There are hundreds of irreplaceable photos on that card from my son's first year, my sister's wedding, and our trip to Disneyland." A $1,000 reward was offered, and if the card was returned, the money would be given with no questions asked.

Life Muses by Ro: Your Unique Voice

I have always wondered if there is some drive or need in a great author that hurls their lives forward in such a way that it would be impossible for them not to write masterpieces. Or perhaps they have a creative "itch" that simply has to be scratched. You know the kind... the kind that once you discover you have it, it consumes your thoughts completely until you give into the temptation and rub it away.

Customer Muse by CindyLuWho

In November, I celebrated my one-year anniversary of being a Scrap Girl, and being the reminiscent type, I began my mental stroll through the journey I've taken:

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Muse: To be absorbed in one's thoughts; engage in meditation. Not intended to solve the world's problems, another person's problems, or to cover topics completely. One does not have to agree with musings to enjoy them, just as one does not have to be the same as someone else to appreciate who they are.

Would you like to earn a $20 Gift Certificate? Send your own muse to [email protected]. If it is selected for publication in the Scrap Girls newsletter, you'll get to have fun shopping!

CUTE STUFF

Want to see more cute layouts? Go to the bottom right of our Home Page and check out our newsletter links.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Jennifer Wight

"Abby" by Jennifer Wight
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Directions for one technique I did on this layout:

To color the ScrapSimple chalk piece from Caroline Kaiser's ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chalk Borders, I followed some easy steps. First, I set my desired color as my foreground color. Then I made sure my chalk layer was selected, and I clicked on the "Create Adjustment Layer" icon (the black and white circle) at the top of my Layers Palette. Next, I chose "Solid Color" from the drop-down menu. Then I created a clipping mask using Ctrl+G. Finally, I played around with the Blending Modes until I found my desired look. On this particular layout, I chose "Color" as my Blending Mode. To make my chalk piece even more realistic, I added a drop shadow using Sarah Batdorf's ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501.

Murano Collection Biggie Parcel Labels Word Art Mini ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 1
ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chalk Borders Brush Set: Chalkboard Alphas Super Biggie Brush Set: Chalkboard Alphas Fill Super Biggie
AMC_Chalk Talk Font ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 Lettering Delights Quill Font

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Photo Book 1, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Chalk Borders, Brush Set: Chalkboard Alphas Super Biggie, Brush Set: Chalkboard Alphas Fill Super Biggie, AMC_Chalk Talk Font, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Basic Shadows 6501 and Lettering Delights Quill Font are also available.

Software used: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0

Name of challenge: Create an 8.5 x 11-inch layout.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Syndee Nuckles

Layout by Syndee Nuckles
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ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6305 Winter Winter's Hush Collection Mini ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie
ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301 ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Brackets ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Arctic Holiday
  ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Years  

Commercial license versions of ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Mulberry 6305 Winter, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Glitter Edge 6301 Biggie, ScrapSimple Tools - Styles: Aged Photos 6301, ScrapSimple Embellishment Templates: Photo Brackets, ScrapSimple Paper Templates: Arctic Holiday and ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: 12x12 Years are also available.

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Digital scrapbook layout by Laurel Lakey

Layout by Laurel Lakey
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Promise Collection Biggie * Promise Embellishment Super Mini

Commercial license versions of Promise Collection Biggie are also available.

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If you have praise, comments, or questions for any of our Product Designers or Layout Artists, did you know you can send them a PM (private message) using the Message Board? It's easy!

If you are a registered user of the Message Board, just click on the "PM" box at the bottom of any of their posts to send them a message. Or, to check out more of your favorite designer's layouts, visit the Scrap Girls Design Team section of the Layout Gallery.

SCRAP GIRLS CLUBS

SCRAP GIRLS CLUB

The January Scrap Girls digital scrapbooking club, designed for you by Syndee Nuckles.

Join the Scrap Girls Monthly Club and you can have fun with the newest traditional digital and printable scrapbooking looks while saving! (A $27.94 value for $9.99 or less!)

The Scrap Girls Club contents are released on the 1st day of the month (or the closest business day to the 1st).

With the Scrap Girls Club, you will receive:

  • 1 Collection Biggie
  • 1 Paper Super Mini
  • 1 8.5x11 Sheet of Word Art
  • 1 Embellishment Set
  • 1 Assemble Your Own Zoom Page Set
  • 1 Designer's Choice Item

Computer scrapbook layout by Elisha Barnett using January's Scrap Girls Club
Layout by Elisha Barnett using January's Scrap Girls Club
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Created for you by Syndee Nuckles

If you prefer not to join a club, the Scrap Girls Club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The Scrap Girls Club contents are always available for sale elsewhere in the Boutique at their regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!

SCRAPSIMPLE CLUB

The January ScrapSimple digital scrapbooking club selection by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela.

Join the ScrapSimple Monthly Club and you can enjoy the newest ScrapSimple looks while saving! (A $13.95 value for $6.99 or less!)

The new ScrapSimple Club contents are released on the 15th day of the month (or the closest business day to the 15th).

With the ScrapSimple Club, you will receive:

  • 1 ScrapSimple Paper Template Set
  • 1 ScrapSimple Embellishment Template
  • 1 Brush Set
  • 2 Designer's Choice Item

A commercially licensed version of the ScrapSimple Club is also available here.

Computer scrapbook layout by Ashleigh Bronner using January's ScrapSimple Club
Layout by Ashleigh Bronner using January's ScrapSimple Club
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Created for you by Cherise Oleson and Brandie Valenzuela

If you prefer not to join a club, the ScrapSimple Club contents are available at regular prices in the Boutique. You can easily find them right now by checking the What's New? section of the Boutique.

Note: The ScrapSimple Club contents are always available for sale in the Boutique at regular prices once the associated club month is released. But all club contents are totally brand new, never-seen-before product releases for each month!

TUTORIALS and ARTICLES
Scrap Girls Club Concepts Tutorial: Canvas Scrapbook Layout Wall Art

I absolutely love those photo canvases that you can buy at places like Snapfish and even Costco. Unfortunately, they are pricey even for the smallest size.

Themed Thoughts: Scouting - Boys

My husband and I have lived in Oregon for 22 years, and he has spent almost 18 of them serving with the Boy Scouts in different capacities. He has been the Scoutmaster of his current troop, which now includes our son, for six years. With this assignment comes a great many scouting photos. While we have three girls, they didn't participate in Girl Scouts, so this article will focus on the boys.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Easy Scrapbook Layout Trick - Expand Canvas Size

For this tutorial, we're going to look at a quick way to get all the layers of a template onto your layout workspace. I'll use the "I Love You" template from ScrapSimple Word Art Templates: Alphabet Messages.

Way Cool Stuff - Digital Scrapbooking Product Review: ScrapSimple Transparency Overlays

One thing that I liked to use in the years that I paper-scrapbooked were transparencies: Pieces of transparent plastic with a printed design, which you could layer on top of your layout (or between elements in your layout) to add interest and dimension.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorial: Create Coffee Shop-Style Wall Art with Digital Scrapbooking Supplies

I love Starbucks and the whole atmosphere inside the famous coffee shop. One of the things I love the most is the artwork at Starbucks - almost as much as I love the coffee! I've been decorating my kitchen to have that coffee shop feel, and I thought I'd share how to make some collage-style wall art, coffee shop-style. I am going to make a coordinating set of wall art to fit in a multi-opening frame.

What Customers Are Saying...

Read what our great customers have to say about Scrap Girls, its products, newsletter, customer service and more!

Layout and Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Weekly Layout Winners and January's Scrap Girls Club Concepts Layout Winners! Check them out! Congratulations!

GETTING STARTED AS A DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKER

FREE STARTER KIT

15 Things You NEED to Know to become a GREAT digital scrapbooker

Free eBook "starter kit" turns your dreams of digital scrapbooking into reality today!

This dynamite eBook is 65 pages - packed full of the information, ideas, and help people need when they are about to dive into this great hobby. It answers all of the important questions new digital scrapbookers have. They are all here for you - in one easy to use eBook!

Bonus! Download the free "Warning" Label, too. It was created for you by Valerie Randall as a little bit of extra fun!

Scrap Girls Refresh Collection Biggie

Would you like a chance to try digital scrapbooking yourself?

Scrap Girls' Refresh Collection Biggie offers you free samples of some of our most popular product types. Try making a layout, your own paper with a ScrapSimple Paper Template, a fast layout with a ScrapSimple Digital Layout Template, or experiment with a brush.

We know you'll love digital scrapbooking as much as we do, and we have thousands of products to feed your new addiction!

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Ready to Take Off? In-depth Tutorials Help You Become a Great Digital Scrapbooker

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed: Photoshop CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements 6.0 and 7.0

Find out what tens of thousands of people have already learned: Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed is the fastest way to learn how to create digital scrapbooking layouts. And because this series covers so many topics with one purchase, it is a bargain!

In the tutorials, you'll see Ro working on her computer and hear her talking about why she is doing what she is doing. It's like having Ro come to your home and give you private scrapbooking lessons. You can create digital scrapbooking layouts today!

Download and CD versions available.

Photoshop and Photoshop Elements users receive:

  • 30-33 movie tutorials
  • Companion eBook(s)
  • Collections
  • Other supplies

Paint Shop Pro users receive 31 movie tutorials.

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed!

MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop

Now that you've learned the basics of digital scrapbooking with Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop and Photoshop Elements, you are ready to learn advanced skills for having even more fun while you create digital scrapbooking layouts!

Get a big boost learning how to use ScrapSimple products to make your own backgrounds, embellishments, and alphas with the MORE Scrapbook Software Secrets Revealed for Photoshop Elements movie tutorial series. You'll learn so much that your digital scrapbooking layouts will never be the same!

eBooks

Scrap Girls offers a large catalog of eBooks covering topics that will expand your digital scrapbooking abilities to new heights. Here are just a few samples:

Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts
Scrapbook Quotes: The right quote for your scrapbook layouts

Looking for scrapbooking quotes or quotes to use for greeting cards? Here's your solution. This packed eBook contains hundreds of quotes, collected over many years by Rozanne Paxman specifically for use on scrapbooking layouts.

Inspirations eBook
Inspirations eBook

What happens when you move digital scrapbooking beyond the basic page? What happens when you allow the layout to blur the edges between keepsake and art? Find your answers and take the next step in Inspirations: Celebrating Life's Joys With Digital Scrapbooking eBook. This eBook is meant to highlight the hopes and loves, the faith and joys, the simple days and big events that give our lives meaning and inspire us - and the pages we create about them. There are different layouts in a wide range of styles and techniques to be found in the book, and there are a multitude of ideas to be culled from the pages.

Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st Quarter
Scrap Girls Tutorials & Way Cool Stuff eBook Set - 2010 1st Quarter

Subscribers to the Scrap Girls Newsletter have one thing in common: they love to learn new techniques! Each issue shares ideas, tutorials, and new ways to use Scrap Girls quality digital scrapbooking products. Now you can have all those past tutorials and Way Cool Stuff articles of the 1st Quarter of 2010 in one convenient PDF format. It's easy to find those helpful hints with just the click of your mouse. You get two eBooks for the price of one!

Mastering Brushes for Photoshop
Mastering Brushes for Photoshop

Whether you are just finding out about brushes, or have been using them for a while, this eBook will help you see and understand the creative power that brushes contain and give you new ideas for using them in your digital scrapbooking layouts.

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TODAY'S FREEBIE

Digital scrapbook layout by Paula Wright

Layout by Paula Wright
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Keys to Happiness Embellishment Special
Designer Freebie by Paula Wright coordinates with her Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie

Keys to Happiness Collection Biggie * Dynamic Brush Set: Inky 5001

Commercial license versions of Dynamic Brush Set: Inky 5001 are also available.

* There is a "free download" button on the details page for each gift. You don't need to put them in your shopping cart unless you are shopping for other items. Also note that if you are slow reading your newsletter, you may find this freebie has already been retired, as the freebies are only available as gifts for about two newsletter cycles.

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT SCRAP GIRLS?

CROPS AND CHATS

New Member Chat
Tuesday, January 25th - 7:00PM MT

Join Pat (PBarnes) and Angela (angelaNussbaum) for the New Member Chat at 7pm MT in the Live Chat room lobby. This is a great place to ask questions about getting around the Scrap Girls site or about digital scrapbooking in general - and a great place to make some new friends. All are welcome, new and long time members included. You do need to have Java installed on your computer to access the Live Chat.

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East Coast High Noon Crop
Wednesday, January 26th - 10:00AM MT

Join April (April Showers) each Wednesday at 12 Noon Eastern Time for the East Coast High Noon Crop. All coasts and time zones are welcome! These crops are designed to allow you to work on your own photos and themes simply giving participants a one hour goal and a fun, new challenge each week. On January 26th, we'll do a font challenge! Create a layout on any theme, any topic, and any colors - using multiple fonts - at least three different fonts! Mix it up! You'll be amazed what you can get done in just one hour, but there is no High Noon Sheriff timing you!

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Speed Scrap Crop
Thursday, January 27th - 6:00PM MT

Looking for a challenge? Then join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Carla (CRS) for a Speed Scrap Crop! We'll give you six items - spread out over an hour - for you to include on your layout. Time is limited and a lot of the guess work is done for you, but it's up to you to put it all together! We'll see you in the chat room on Thursday, January 27th at 6pm MT!

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What's New in the Scrap Girls Boutique Chat
Friday, January 28th - 9:00AM MT

Join guest hosts Ashleigh (caprimom) and Carla (CRS) at 9am MT Friday morning to chat about all the wonderful new products in the Scrap Girls Boutique! What are your favorite new items? Is your shopping basket full? What did you kaboodle? Have you already done layouts or other projects with your new goodies? Come tell the designers how much you love their work. You never know who will show up. There's a thread every Thursday and now there's a chat too!

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Swap Crop Chat
Friday, January 28th - 6:00PM MT

It's time for the Swap Crop Chat! We've done the swapping and created the layouts - now it's time to chat about all the gorgeous layouts! I don't know what it is, but these swaps bring out the best in everyone. This is the time to chat about the theme, the beautiful layouts and learn about the swap crop if you haven't participated before. We'll brainstorm a theme for next month, too! Join us, Carla (CRS) and Angela (angelaNussbaum), for a fun chat at 6pm MT on Friday, January 28th!

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Emphasis on Embellishments Chat
Monday, January 31st - 6:00PM MT

Join Angela (angelaNussbaum) and Janine (J9Buckles) on Monday at 6pm MT for the Emphasis on Embellishments Chat. This monthly chat is geared towards challenging you to use more elements/embellishments on your layout. Each month, you will be given a specific number challenge to inspire you to use more on your layouts or even to create clusters!!! You will be amazed at what YOU can do at this chat!

JANUARY EVENTS

January Message Board Game: Jumpstart January!

Join us on the Message Board this month for "Jumpstart January!" This is a Message Board game and challenge to start your year with fun and focus on taking time to scrapbook regularly despite the little speedbumps of life. When the month is over, you'll have completed several layouts and been challenged and treated to some fun along the way.

A member of the Welcoming Committee will post a mini-challenge/task every day from January 1-30 in the Games folder on the Message Board. Check out the game thread titled "January Jumpstart 2011" for complete details and rules.

Those who complete all tasks and submit or post required participation by 11:59pm MT on January 31st will be entered in a drawing to win one of three $10 Gift Certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique! Those who complete just the layouts will be entered in a separate drawing to win one of three $5 gift certificates. (Those who complete all tasks will have their name entered in both drawings!) Winners will be announced in the newsletter on Saturday, February 5th.

For complete details, visit the Monthly Message Board Games folder on the Scrap Girls Message Board.

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Layout Contests:

January Monthly Layout Contest: Now that the snow is flying in some parts of the world, we are focusing on staying warm! For the January Layout Contest, we'd love to see what you do to stay warm! Do you have a favorite blanket or sweater? Or is there a family favorite comfort food you turn to in the winter? Let's scrap the photos and stories that help keep us warm! Post your layouts in the January Gallery before Midnight MT on January 31st. Be sure to list your credits in the description or under the EXIF Properties. If your layout is one of the two chosen, you will win a $10 gift certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Club Concepts Layout Contest: Post your new layout using the current club selection (either the Scrap Girls Club or the ScrapSimple Club) in our Scrap Girls Club Members Gallery or the ScrapSimple Club Members' Gallery. Be sure to list all of the Scrap Girls products you used. If your layout is chosen, it will be showcased as a Club Concepts layout winner, and you will win a $5 Gift Certificate to the Scrap Girls Boutique!

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Check our message board calendar if you have any questions about what is happening at Scrap Girls. All event times are given in Mountain Time Zone unless otherwise noted. Need help converting time zones? Check out the World Clock - Time Zone Converter. (Use 'USA-Utah-Salt Lake City' as the location for the Mountain time zone.)

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